Mandate and Strategy
The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy was established by the Danish Parliament in May 2010. Its overall purpose is to strengthen and complement the Danish democracy assistance, particularly through support of political parties and multi-party systems in developing countries by seeking to:
- Support party-to-party cooperation and the development of democratic parties in developing countries
- Support independent media, think-tanks and non-governmental organizations in the developing countries, which seek to promote the development of a democratic political culture and multiparty systems.
- Cooperate with local partners in developing countries, and finally
- Cooperate with international institutions focused on the support of multiparty democracy as well as other international partners.
See: Act 530 on the establishment of the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy adopted May 2010
Visit the Danish Parliament, ‘Folketinget’, at www.ft.dk
The strategy for 2011-2013 ‘Political Parties in a Democratic Culture’ was approved by the Board and presented at the official launch of the Institute in May 2011. It elaborates the mandate and fleshes out the vision, principles, experiences, objectives and targets for the institute in its initial years.